Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Languid; languishing; expiring.
“Hence the eye of Narcissus, an idea hardly suggested by the look of the daffodil (or asphodel) - flower, is at times the glance of a spy and at times the die-away look of a mistress.”
“His lips twitched at a mental image of her listless and die-away, lethargic on her bed.”
“They knew what was decorous behavior and what was not and they never failed to make their opinions known—Mrs. Merriwether at the top of her voice, Mrs. Elsing in an elegant die-away drawl and Mrs. Whiting in a distressed whisper which showed how much she hated to speak of such things.”
““And the McLure girls have been called to Virginia,” said Mrs. Elsing in her die-away voice, fanning herself languidly as if neither this nor anything else mattered very much.”
“Thus sternly admonished, Letty-Lou ducked her head shyly and murmured something in a die-away voice.”
“She looked up with a languishing and die-away expression --”
“It was a die-away, unwholesome attitude toward life and was morbid to the last degree.”
“I'm quite sure you do," persisted the young lady; whereupon the request was strengthened by all voices; and conscious that it would be impolite to still refuse, Bea walked to the piano, with her fingers growing cold as ice, and a die-away feeling in her throat.”
“She remembered that she liked dull die-away colours”
“I'll have the colours I like in my own house -- I'm sick of your dentical, die-away notions.”
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